The Institute of Ceramic Technology (ITC) will present during the celebration of the next congress Chemical Fusion, to be held in Valencia on September 29 and 30, a procedure that reduces emissions to the atmosphere of acid compounds produced in the cooking of products Ceramic
As reported by the ITC in a statement, this method has been developed in collaboration with Ceramics Vilar Álbaro and Neos Additives, and involves the application of a coating on the underside of the tiles.
This layer is designed in such a way that its components react with the acidic compounds, and has the ability to retain them at elevated temperature.
The objective of the research is to have an alternative system to the current filtering systems based on the installation of filters.
With this system, it has been possible to reduce, on an industrial level, the emissions of fluorine compounds by 45%, in terms of firing of red-colored tiles, which allows compliance with the emission limit values.
As for porcelain tiles, the emission values reached are slightly higher than those allowed, so it is necessary "to continue working on this line in order to improve the effectiveness of the coating", the same sources pointed out.
Química Fusión will bring together more than 800 professionals and will organize several papers focused on the sustainable development of the chemical industry and the improvement of productivity, among other issues.
The organizers foresee that during this meeting the creation of some twenty biotechnology-based companies will be encouraged and that around 150 R + D + i projects will be signed.
Química Fusión is organized by the Chemical and Environmental Association of the Chemical Sector of the Valencian Community (Quimacova), an entity that has more than 100 associates from all branches of chemistry: basic, consumer and health.
It currently represents more than 4,000 workers and a turnover of more than 2,000 million euros.